[Equest-users] Outside wall to outside wall

Nathan Miller via Equest-users equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
Thu Sep 1 13:17:13 PDT 2016

Tough call, but I’d probably be conservative and err on the side of making assumptions that result in MORE energy consumption in my modeling (unless there is some benchmarking you can compare to).

That means I’d probably assume the walls are exterior and fully shaded. There is a pretty good chance there is at least small dead-air-space between the buildings (even if it is only a few inches), plus you have no control over what is happening on the other side of the wall… maybe the neighboring building is minimally conditioned, or becomes abandoned.

Nathan Miller, PE, LEED AP BD+C – Mechanical Engineer/Senior Energy Analyst
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From: Equest-users [mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of John Aulbach via Equest-users
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:42 PM
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Subject: [Equest-users] Outside wall to outside wall

Hi Gang:

Food (and query) for thought.

I am doing a remodel of a New York Building that is essentially a tenement (?). Building squished between other buildings. Side walls essentially lay against next building.

Inside wall? Outside wall with no solar?

How would you model this?

John R. Aulbach, PE
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